Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.
Two positive outcomes emerged from a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association June 24. Residents granted their approval for two new businesses on Frankford Avenue. And they also revived a dormant civic association in neighboring Wissinoming.
A Holmesburg man was arrested on rape and child sex charges on July 1, one day after police distributed a wanted flier featuring his photo.
Detectives are trying to identify a gunman who mugged a woman SEPTA patron near a bus stop in Castor Gardens on June 26.
June 16 through 29
Homicide detectives have released photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.
Two thieves tried to steal change from a clothes dryer and almost caused a disaster in a Rhawnhurst apartment building on June 26, according to police.
A hail of gunshots claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on a busy Frankford street corner on Sunday night. Early this week, police still had few details to release about the slaying.
Philadelphia police last week announced the recent arrest of an armed robber who allegedly spent more than three months terrorizing businesses in the northern and northeastern areas of the city.
June 2 through 15